2021 TIAC Conference

September 30 – October 2, 2021
Sheraton on the Falls Hotel
5875 Falls Avenue
Niagara Falls, Ontario

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Conference Overview

Niagara Falls – It’s Time to Reconnect!

Here it is, TIAC family.

We are back.
Together.
Once again.

We cannot wait to see everyone, to reconnect, in person!

This Conference will be smaller, and we will be following all of the provincial indoor gathering guidelines, social distancing rules and mask policies that may be in place.

With that, here is what we hope to deliver at the Conference!

The proposed two-day technical program will include presentations on mental health from a remote working perspective, the new MICA North American Commercial and Industrial Insulation Standards, the TIAC Quality Assurance Program, corrosion under insulation and project management.

The Sectional and Presidents and Managers meetings will allow for more information and idea sharing that will guide TIAC’s focus and efforts for the next year.

As always, we encourage everyone to get out and explore the city. Support those local restaurants and retailers!

We will share updates and information on the Conference as details are confirmed.

See you at the Falls!

Shaun, Joey & Rob
TIAC Executive

Covid Considerations
We will be following all of the provincial indoor gathering guidelines, social distancing rules and mask policies that may be in place. For more information on Ontario’s reopening plan please visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/reopening-ontario. For fully-vaccinated US members, please see this announcement from the Public Health Agency of Canada on Canada’s border reopening plan at https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/news/2021/07/government-of-canada-announces-easing-of-border-measures-for-fully-vaccinated-travellers.html and https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/awareness-resources/re-opening-canada-border.html.

Accommodation
The Conference will be held at the Sheraton on the Falls hotel. The reservation information and the online booking link can be found on the Traveling to Niagara Falls page.

Getting There
Flight and VIA rail discounts will be available in the coming months.

Program
The 2021 Conference program will feature timely presentations by industry experts and leaders, business meetings where you can engage in sector-specific discussions and networking opportunities to connect with friends new and old.

The Conference will kick-off on the Thursday evening with the Manufacturers and Distributors Reception.

Friday’s program will feature several invited speakers, as well as the contractor, manufacturer and distributor breakout sessions.

Saturday morning, join us for more presentations, including an update from the TIAC Innovators and a sneak-peak at the 2022 Conference and 60th anniversary celebrations scheduled for August 17-20 in Ottawa, ON.

The Conference will be wrapped up at the President’s Dinner.

Visit the Niagara Falls Tourism website to learn more about the Conference host city!

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

 

AGENDA

**NOTE: The program is under development. Check back here regularly for updates.

Thursday, September 30, 2021
9:00 am – 3:00 pm Outgoing Board Meeting (Private)
Upper Fallsview Studio B
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm First-Time Attendee Meet & Greet
Studio Room Foyer
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Manufacturer & Distributor Reception
Great Room C
   
Friday, October 1, 2021
7:30 am – 1:00 pm Registration Desk Open
Fallsview Foyer
7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast
Fallsview Studio ABC
8:30 am – 8:45 am Welcoming Remarks
Great Room C
8:45 am – 9:30 am Keynote Presentation
Great Room C
9:30 am – 10:00 am Technical Presentation
Great Room C
10:00 am – 10:15 am Refreshment Break
Great Room C
10:15 am – 10:45 am NIA Presentation
Great Room C
Together for Tomorrow
David J. Cox, President, National Insulation Association
10:45 am – 11:15 am NIA Presentation
Great Room C
Hidden Resources in Plain Sight
Michele M. Jones, Executive Vice President/CEO, National Insulation Association
11:15 am – 12:00 pm Technical Presentation
Great Room C
TIAC Innovators Update
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
Fallsview Studio ABC
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Contractor Breakout Session
Strategy Room 1
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Distributors Breakout Session
Strategy Room 2
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Manufacturers Breakout Session
Strategy Room 5
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Presidents and Managers Meeting
Upper Fallsview Studio B
OPEN EVENING
Saturday, October 2, 2021
8:00 am – 9:00 am Breakfast
Fallsview Studio ABC
9:00 am – 10:00 am Annual General Meeting (TIAC members only)
Great Room C
10:00 am – 10:15 am Refreshment Break
Great Room C
10:15 am – 11:15 am Technical Presentation
Great Room C
11:15 am – 12:15 pm Technical Presentation
Great Room C
12:15 pm – 12:30 pm 2022 Conference Presentation
OTTAWA – 60th Anniversary
Great Room C
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch
Fallsview Studio ABC
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Incoming Board Meeting (Private)
Upper Fallsview Studio B
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm President’s Reception (Private)
Upper Fallsview Studio B
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Reception
Great Room C
6:30 pm – 12:00 am President’s Dinner
Great Room C

Registration

Register Online

Registration fees include: Presentations and Meetings; Manufacturer and Distributor Reception; Delegates and Spouses Breakfasts/Lunches; and, the President’s Dinner.

Download the Delegate List – Coming Soon

 

Covid Considerations
We will be following all of the provincial indoor gathering guidelines, social distancing rules and mask policies that may be in place. For more information on Ontario’s reopening plan please visit https://www.ontario.ca/page/reopening-ontario. For fully-vaccinated US members, please see this announcement from the Public Health Agency of Canada on Canada’s border reopening plan at https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/news/2021/07/government-of-canada-announces-easing-of-border-measures-for-fully-vaccinated-travellers.html and https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/awareness-resources/re-opening-canada-border.html.

Member Rates
Single
With spouse
Life Member
$895
$1295
$450
Non-Member Rates
Single
With spouse
$1150
$1675

 

 

 

 

 

Presentations

The Conference Planning Committee is confirming speakers who will speak to both industry and general business strategies to provide you with insights to improve your day-to-day operations. Updated speaker information will be posted here so be sure to check regularly.

Friday, October 1, 2021
8:45 am – 9:30 am
Technical Presentation
9:30 am – 10:00 am
Technical Presentation
10:15 am – 10:45 am
NIA PresentationTogether for Tomorrow
David Cox, President, National Insulation Association
Join David Cox in an interactive discussion on the real value of association and industry engagement. During this presentation, he will share his life experiences and favorite resources to help you as you continue your insulation career.
11:15 am – 12:00 pm
NIA PresentationHidden Resources in Plain Sight
Michele Jones, Executive Vice President/CEO, National Insulation Association
Join Michele Jones on a quick tour of the many industry-specific education and business resources available to you and your team, many of which are free, virtual, and on demand. You WILL be surprised by how much is available for you and your team that you didn’t realize existed!
Saturday, October 2, 2021
10:15 am – 11:15 am
Technical Presentation
11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Technical Presentation

 

 

 

Spousal/Family Program

Due to the abridged Conference program, and to limit TIAC’s liability, no additional programming will be included. Please visit https://www.niagarafallstourism.com/ for activity options.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Download the 2021 Sponsorship Kit

 

Download the sponsorship participation form. To confirm your sponsorship, please complete and return the participation form to info@tiac.ca. Prices exclude tax. Payment is due before the Conference.

ALL EVENT SPONSORS WILL BE ACKNOWLEDGED AND RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Corporate profile on TIAC website with links
  • Logo and recognition on TIAC Social Media
  • Recognition in Conference program
  • On-site recognition throughout Conference, through verbal announcements, signage and sponsor slides
PLATINUM PARTNERSHIP LEVEL
Program – SOLD
Benefits
  • Recognition of corporate support of Conference program
  • Opportunity to submit a 1/4 page corporate statement to be included in Conference program*
  • Complimentary half page ad in Conference program*
Audio Visual – $1,500
Benefits
    • Sponsor’s logo included on ALL schedule related documentation and slide presentations throughout the Conference, achieving branding at all sessions and events
    • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*

GOLD PARTNERSHIP LEVEL
Keynote Introduction/Motivational Speaker – $1,000

Benefits
    • Opportunity to introduce the speaker
    • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
Name Badge – SOLD

Benefits
    • Sponsor’s name and logo featured on ALL name badges distributed to delegates, speakers and spouses. Note: Should the sponsor wish to provide branded lanyards, they will be responsible for the design, production and shipping expenses.
    • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
Hotel Key Cards – $1,000
Benefits
    • As the sponsor of the conference key cards, you’ll be “in the pocket” of attendees. The Host hotels will hand a key card with your company’s logo and slogan to every attendee registered at a specific hotel. Note: The sponsor will be responsible for design, production and shipping costs.
    • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
Registration Desk – $1,000
Benefits
    • Sponsor’s logo featured on the registration desk for the duration of the Conference
    • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*
Translation – $1,000
Support TIAC’s desire to continue offering a fully bilingual program. Multiple opportunities are available to assist with the cost offset. All sponsors will receive the full benefit package.
Benefits
    • Acknowledgement of translation services included in Conference program
    • Complimentary business card size advertisement in Conference program*

 

SILVER PARTNERSHIP LEVEL
Manufacturer and Distributor Reception – $550 (UNLIMITED OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE)

Benefits
  • Onsite VIP signage at Manufacturer and Distributor Reception
Breakfast – $500 each (2 1 AVAILABLE)

Benefits
      • Signage on display at food table and highboy tables distributed throughout venue at one breakfast service
Lunch – $500 each (2 AVAILABLE)
Benefits
    • Signage on display at food table and highboy tables distributed throughout venue at one lunch service

 

BRONZE PARTNERSHIP LEVEL
Refreshment Break – $250 (2 1 AVAILABLE)

Benefits
  • Signage on display at food table and highboy tables distributed throughout venue at one refreshment break

 

 

*Print-ready artwork must be provided September 1, 2021.
**All sponsorship fees exclude tax (HST).

 

 

 

Traveling to Niagara Falls

Accommodation
The Conference will be held at the Sheraton on the Falls hotel.The health and safety of guests is Marriott’s top priority: COVID-19 updates and what to expect at the Sheraton on the Falls hotel.

Reservations must be made by August 31, 2021 to receive the discounted rate.

Cityview Rooms – $149 + fees and taxes
Fallsview Rooms – $169 + fees and taxes

Book your room at: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1624039315130&key=GRP&app=resvlink

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FOLLOWING APPLIES FOR YOUR GROUP BOOKING WHICH MAY VARY FROM STANDARD HOTEL PROCEDURES AND CONFIRMATION EMAILS
Cancellation Policy: All individual reservations must be guaranteed with one-night’s room and tax by credit card, money order or certified cheque at the time of booking. If guests do not arrive, a penalty will be charged of one night’s room rate plus applicable taxes. Individual cancellations will be accepted without penalty to the individual, up to 72 hours prior to arrival. Any reservation cancelled within 72 hours of arrival will be charged one night’s room plus tax. The Resort Fee will be complimentary.

Getting There
Discounts with Porter, Air Canada, WestJet and VIA Rail will be available in the coming months.

 

 

 

THANK YOU TO ALL OF TIAC’S SPONSORS!
Armacell

As the inventors of flexible foam for equipment insulation and a leading provider of engineered foams, Armacell develops innovative and safe thermal, acoustic and mechanical solutions that create sustainable value for its customers. Armacell’s products significantly contribute to global energy efficiency making a difference around the world every day. With 3,000 employees and 23 production plants in 15 countries, the company operates two main businesses, Advanced Insulation and Engineered Foams. Armacell focuses on insulation materials for technical equipment, high-performance foams for high-tech and lightweight applications and next generation aerogel blanket technology.

For more information, please visit:  www.armacell.us

Crossroads C&I

https://www.crossroadsci.com/

Custom Insulation Systems Ltd.

CUSTOM INSULATION SYSTEMS is a Toronto based firm specializing in the Thermal Insulation of Pipe, Ducts and equipment for industrial and commercial markets. Established in 1986, CIS has offered its clients quality and service in installations.

Projects have been completed for hospitals, process industries, manufacturing, automotive, pharmaceutical, schools and office complexes. Whether your pipe, duct or equipment systems is cryogenic, chilled, hot or superheated, we can offer an economical Thermal Insulation solution with a relevant return on investment. Services can be provided for the supply and installation; on contract or unit rates; for new construction or maintenance of existing systems.

CUSTOM INSULATION has also expanded its services to Firestop Installation to augment the need and demand of the industry for specialized Firestop Contractors. CIS formed NEXLEVEL Construction Solutions Inc. to handle growing Firestop Installation Work. NEXLEVEL has become the first “Certified 3M-Trained Master Contractor” in Canada and work closely with 3M Canada.

CUSTOM INSULATION SYSTEMS offers a team of knowledgeable people, competitive prices, and quality to service the needs of its customers.

http://www.custominsulation.ca/

Johns Manville

https://www.jm.com/

Wallace Construction Specialties Ltd.

Wallace Construction Specialties Ltd. is a privately held corporation comprised of a professional team of self-motivated individuals who strive to be the leading distributors of industrial and commercial mechanical insulations in the Saskatchewan market. We seek to do so by adding value in the following ways:

  • Exceptional service.
  • Technically competent personnel.
  • Respond quickly to changing market needs with new, reliable technology.
  • Significant warehousing facilities and inventory.
  • Timely and honest delivery schedules.
  • Positive and pleasant attitude.

Wallace operates with the utmost integrity as well as sensitivity to client confidentiality.

Wallace also contributes to the greater construction community through active involvement in industry associations.

http://www.wallace.sk.ca/